Should Norway ban fireworks on New Year’s Eve?

Animal welfare charity Dyrebeskyttelsen Norge wants justice minister Jøran Kallmyr to step in and forbid sales of fireworks to private individuals, as well private use of fireworks, NTB reports.

The environment, animals and people in Norway would all benefit from such legislation, the charity says.

“Both domesticated and wild animals can experience real fright and some are even scared to death when fireworks are set off. Scared animals can end up with serious injuries from trying to escape during fireworks,” Dyrebeskyttelsen Norge’s leader, veterinarian Åshild Roaldset…
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